Balogun treble gives Arsenal winning start

Photo :|13-Aug-2019 15:15

Folarin Balogun struck a hat-trick for Arsenal as they began their Premier League 2 Division 1 season with a 3-1 victory at Blackburn Rovers.

Stefan Mols put the home side ahead at Leyland County Ground in the 27th minute, but Arsenal equalised just three minutes later as 18-year-old forward Balogun followed up his own saved penalty.

The scores remained level until six minutes from the end, when the Gunners were awarded their second spot-kick and Balogun smashed his effort down the middle.

The Arsenal striker completed his treble in the fifth minute of stoppage time, again converting from the spot.